Sienna Millerâ€”formerly the leader of the early aughts boho crazeâ€”has recently gone a more minimalist route with her personal style. And judging by this yearâ€™s Met Gala look, clearly sheâ€™s committed to pursuing this new direction in her wardrobe. â€œWhen we first sat down for coffee together, Sienna kept talking about pants,â€ explained designer Thakoon Panichgul, who designed the British actressâ€™s outfit. â€œIâ€™ve never done pants for the Met before, so I was game,â€ said Miller. â€œThe Met is really a place where you can be bold and experimental with fashion.â€
The resulting designâ€”a crimson embellished jacket and trouser suitâ€”seemed a perfect combo for the star. â€œI really wanted to use the fringe sequin fabric that I had used in the fall 2015 show in navy,â€ said Panichgul. â€œDoing it in red was just enough of a nod to traditional Chinese culture.â€ Paired with bespoke jewelry from Jacob & Co., simple stilettos, and a coordinating clutch, and the overall effect was what Panichgul described as â€œsomething chic, with a seventies feel.â€ And Millerâ€™s sparkling pants had legs beyond the Met Gala red carpet. â€œItâ€™s much more fun to dance in a sequin trouser suit than a ball gown,â€ said Miller, who took her look from the museum straight to the after-party. It just goes to show, sometimes one look can make for double the fun.